News & Analysis AI Drives Startup to Map Deep Learning Computer

MADISON, Wis. – As the race for artificial intelligence heats up, hardware is back in vogue.Look no further than Google’s Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), SoftBank’s acquisition of ARM (SoftBank hopes to be a big player in AI), and now a venture-backed startup rolling out a family of “Deep Learning” computers.  That startup is Wave Computing, based in Campbell, Calif.  The six-year-old company came out of stealth mode Thursday (July 21), revealing its design of a massively parallel dataflow processing architecture called the Wave Dataflow Processing Unit (DPU) for deep learning. Derek Meyer Derek Meyer, Wave Computing CEO, told EE Times, “In order to accelerate deep learning, the world needs a new computing architecture.”Traditional computer architectures are designed for control flow-oriented applications. In contrast, deep learning demands an architecture that can process a huge amount…


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